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Nonprofit Management

NPMT 8600 - LEADING AND MANAGING NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

This course will cover the unique environment that leaders and managers of nonprofits encounter. Topics covered include: Understanding your leadership style; leading volunteers, employee motivation and satisfaction, productivity and performance management.

NPMT 8605 - MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

This course will cover the various functions of marketing. It will address methods to effectively manage and implement a marketing budget and strategy. Prerequisite: NPMT 8600.

NPMT 8610 - FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

Emphasizes the development of skills necessary for sound financial decision making within a nonprofit. Includes financial ration analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis and financial forecasting. Prerequisite: NPMT 8600, NPMT 8605.

NPMT 8615 - OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION OF NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

This course will address how to effectively integrate the numerous functional areas/activities of a nonprofit, such as Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Marketing, etc. Prerequisite: NPMT 8600, NPMT 8605, NPMT 8610.

NPMT 8620 - THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE OF NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

Legal and ethical study of business with the focus on the nonprofit sector. Specifically, the judicial system, cost of litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution techniques, and current issues at the federal and state level in areas such as contracts, torts, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises, electronic commerce, employment and international law. Focus on ethical dilemmas faced in today's business environment. Prerequisite: NPMT 8600, NPMT 8605, NPMT 8610, NPMT 8615.

NPMT 8625 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS (6 Credits)

An integrative capstone course to be taken in the final trimester. Examines the role of top management in creating a vision for the enterprise and integrating resources to achieve a competitive advantage in carrying out its mission. Focuses on total enterprise objectives with societal values and a global economy. Prerequisite: NPMT 8600, NPMT 8605, NPMT 8610, NPMT 8615, NPMT 8620.

Nursing

NURS 6311 - THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING (3 Credits)

Overview of the theoretical foundations of nursing. Philosophical and theoretical perspectives from nursing and related disciplines examined for their applicability to diverse health care settings. The course uses the critical reasoning process to examine and evaluate theoretical frameworks. Students critique the clinical relevance of mid-range and practice theories to education, research and practice.

NURS 6312 - NURSING RESEARCH (3 Credits)

Designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to be proficient in the utilization of research including the evaluation of research and identification of researchable problems within diverse clinical practice settings. Examines the theoretical bases and reasoning for advanced practice nursing to enhance critical thinking and scientific inquiry. The use of measurement and data collection techniques, statistical techniques and procedures, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and reporting, interpreting and evaluating research outcomes will explored.

NURS 6315 - NURSING CURRICULUM (3 Credits)

Overview of curricular designs commonly encountered in nursing education. General issues and approaches associated with posing and answering questions related to the enactment of plans to educate nurses will be examined from variety of perspectives. Exploration of educational research related to curricular development.

NURS 6317 - TEACHING STRATEGIES IN NURSING EDUCATION (3 Credits)

Designed to provide a repertoire of teaching strategies to address traditional and non-traditional settings, diversified students bodies, multiple learning styles and intelligences, and the integration of technology. Exploration of variety of teaching strategies and how they can be used within the context of today's classroom. Emphasis placed on using teaching strategies to enrich the learning environment for adult learners.

NURS 6319 - EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES (3 Credits)

Provides the learner with a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in evaluating nursing students in classroom, clinical simulation laboratory and clinical experiences. Specific plans for evaluation such as multiple choice testing, simulation testing and formative and summative evaluative models are presented. Evaluation based on action research methodology.

NURS 6321 - ROLE OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE EDUCATOR (3 Credits)

Historical and philosophical aspects of the advanced practice nurse (including clinician, consultant, researcher and administrator) with an emphasis on nursing education. The impact of relevant legal, ethical, political social, cultural, organizational, economical, and professional factors and selected role responsibilities of academia is analyzed. With a focus on MLN Essential for Nursing Faculty, students explore, develop and prepare themselves in their role as competent, knowledgeable, nurse educator.

NURS 6323 - NURSING LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE (3 Credits)

Prepares the advanced practice student nursing to develop leadership and management skills based on leadership theory, useful in a variety of health care settings. Introduces advanced concepts of leadership and management which include principles of health care administration, resource and financial management, health care law and policy, and manage care operations. Students will develop skills to manage nursing personnel who are culturally diverse in variety of health care settings. Opportunity to analyze and synthesize concepts of leadership and management relevant to nursing practice.

NURS 6324 - ROLE OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE LEADER (3 Credits)

Exploration of the role and practice of the advanced practice nurse as expert clinician, educator, consultant, researcher and administrator, The historical, social, political, philosophical, cultural, and economic forces that have influenced the roles and practice of advance practice nursing are examined. Designed for students to become knowledgeable about the role of the advanced practice nurse as a member of the health care team.

NURS 7612 - NURSING EDUCATOR PRACTICUM (6 Credits)

Provides a practicum experience that emphasize the implementation or application of previously learned teaching strategies, curricular development, evaluation methodologies, theory, and nursing research. Selected field work experiences will be used to enhance mastery of the content. Practicum objective are tailored to the students' career path in either academic nursing education or professional nursing staff development.

NURS 7614 - NURSING LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM (6 Credits)

Provides the advanced practice student nurse the opportunity to apply and evaluate the concepts of leadership and management in relation to nursing practice. Clinical experience are implemented in selected health care settings that facilitate the application of leadership theory to the organization. Students will work with a nurse who is in a leadership role to promote role development for the student.